Reach Dane

Social Emotional Specialist II

Reference ID : 7846
Location : Fitchburg, WI
Category : Healthcare
Job Type : Full Time



The Social Emotional Specialist will work collaboratively with agency staff and mental health consultants to assess, plan for, and deliver quality, trauma informed, evidence based social emotional support services to assigned Head Start classrooms, teams, and/or individual children in order to meet agency goals. Works with and is part of the team to ensure successful implementation of universal practices in all Head Start classrooms.

Hours: 40 hours/week during the school year, 20 hours a week during the summer


  • Experience working with children from low income families and diverse cultures
  •  Experience building positive, collaborative relationships with parents living in poverty
  •  Experience working with Head Start and knowledge of Head Start Program Performance Standards is preferred
  •  Successful completion of Pyramid Model 8 part training series or ability to complete within one year of hire required
  •  Knowledge of early childhood development, particularly preschool children
  •  Background working with young children with disabilities is preferred
  •  Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  •  Knowledge of trauma, effects of trauma on adults and children, typical manifestations of trauma in children
  •  Awareness of and ability to implement evidence based, trauma informed strategies to support children’s social emotional development
  •  Have a valid Wisconsin Driver's License, motor vehicle and adequate liability insurance as required by agency policy and state liability regulations
  •  Other duties as assigned


Master’s degree in social work, psychology, marriage and family therapy, or related field required

Nice To Haves


  • Health, dental, vision
  • vacation and sick time
  • 4% 403(b) match after 2 years
  • company paid life insurance and long term disability
  • paid continuing education
  • no weekends or holiday work

Minimum Education : None
Job Type : Full Time
Category : Healthcare
Minimum Experience : 1 Yr
Location : Fitchburg, WI

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